Kawhi Leonard's second signature shoe, the KAWHI 2, has received a spooky, Goosebumps-inspired makeover, leaving many fans wondering when we might hear a release date announced by New Balance.
The reveal of the "Goosebumps" KAWHI 2 means 2022 is shaping up to be an exciting year for New Balance releases, especially with the upcoming BAPE 57/40 collaboration in the works.
While there are several exciting new sneakers on the horizon, we're focusing solely on the KAWHI 2 "Goosebumps" release in this article. So, with that said, here's everything we know about Leonard's second signature shoes so far...
New Balance KAWHI 2 Goosebumps Release Date
After originally revealed to be released at some point in April, we can now confirm the "Goosebumps" KAWHI 2s are out now.
That said, we'd recommend acting fast to pick up your pair for retail as these sneakers will likely be highly sought after once they drop.
New Balance KAWHI 2 Goosebumps Design
As touched on, these KAWHI 2s have been inspired by the infamous children’s horror series Goosebumps by R.L. Stine.
This motif is made clear during New Balance's reveal trailer and subsequent graphic renders of the sneakers seen below.
Further in-person images showcase the design in more detail, including the black, green, and orange colour scheme commonly associated with the 31 October celebrations.
You also get a unique grey mesh pattern across the toe boxes and laterals to match the lighter, white laces.
Kawhi Leonard's name then features on the tongues in the Goosebumps title font, while the insoles include co-branded logos.
You may also notice several glossy graphics drawn across the uppers. For example, the back panels feature a particularly stoic scarecrow donning the #2 jersey as a nod to Leonard himself.
Kawhi Leonard has also been snapped wearing his new signature sneakers along with accompanying Goosebumps branded apparel. The clothing also features similar ghostly details as the shoes.
New Balance KAWHI 2 Goosebumps Price
A men's pair of the "Goosebumps" KAWHI 2s will cost $160.
Keep an eye out for smaller, and subsequently cheaper, kid's sizes as well which will likely be made available alongside the men's pairs.
Where To Buy The New Balance KAWHI 2 Goosebumps
One of the first places we feel you should check to pick up a pair of these "Goosebumps" sneakers will be at the New Balance store under the basketball subsection.
If this proves to be unsuccessful, keep an eye on the resale market at StockX once the sneakers drop.
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